Welcome to the SeaWiFS Bio-optical Archive and Storage System (SeaBASS), the publicly shared archive of in situ oceanographic and atmospheric data maintained by the NASA Ocean Biology Processing Group (OBPG). For information on how to search for data, please refer to the "Get Data" menu options. For information about preparing files for submission to SeaBASS, refer to "Contribute Data."

Recent Data Updates

Date Investigator Cruise Parameters
2021-09-23 Pierre Larouche CFL_2008-7 ag,ap,ad,aph,chl
2021-09-21 Pierre Larouche 2005-1 ap,ad,ag,HPLC,poc,pon,spm,pim,pom,chl,phaeo
2021-09-21 Pierre Larouche 2005-2 ap,ad,ag,HPLC,poc,pon,spm,pim,pom,chl,phaeo
2021-09-21 Pierre Larouche 2007-3 ap,ad,ag,HPLC,poc,pon,spm,pim,pom,chl,phaeo
2021-09-17 David Siegel EXPORTSNA Es,Ed,Lu,wt,PAR,EPAR
2021-09-17 David Siegel EXPORTSNP ADCP
2021-09-15 Samuel Laney OW2017 wt,sal,pressure
2021-09-14 Emmanuel Boss EXPORTSNA VSD,PSD_DNSD
2021-09-01 Andrew M_P_McDonnell EXPORTSNP UVP-planktonic imagery
2021-08-26 Emmanuel Boss Tara_Microbiome wt,sal,ap,cp



New Ordering and Download System

SeaBASS data downloads are now unified and distributed under the same system that manages NASA satellite Ocean Biology data

  • Placing a SeaBASS data order to download data now requires a NASA Earthdata login (you will be prompted to create one if you don't already have one)
  • Downloads will be fulfilled through an order manager

More info including links to illustrated instructions is found under Download and Order SeaBASS data


Earthdata forum transition

The Ocean Color Forum (including our subforum for Field Data - SeaBASS) has transitioned to the burgeoning Earthdata Forum (https://forum.earthdata.nasa.gov/). We encourage you to ask questions there and we look forward to interacting with you.

The new forum is organized using tags. Pick the "SeaBASS" tag to search for existing SeaBASS posts, or when you create a new post. There are a variety of search options; if you use the "Search By Tags" feature then SeaBASS is under the dropdown "Major Project". Other relevant tags include "Ocean" for Discipline and "OB DAAC" as the DAAC.

You can bookmark your favorite searches using your browser if you want a shortcut. Also, later this year a feature will be added allowing you to follow specific tags and receive email notifications whenever there is a new post.


New website look

The SeaBASS website has received a new look to go along with several background updates and small accessibility changes.